Black began his association with the Tree Farm program almost
40 years ago in South Dakota and now continues this effort
in New Hampshire.
UNHM welcomes Lucyann Zeller of Canterbury as the new assistant director
of the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE). Zeller has a
master's in math education from Plymouth State University, and
has taught college mathematics courses at the New Hampshire Technical
Institute for several years. She will train and tutor student mentors
with a focus on mathematics. She will also work with faculty members
to teach them about enrichment opportunities available to students
in their classes.
The center provides students with individual tutorials in reading,
writing and math, computerized testing for placement in ESL courses,
software for TOEFL practice, software for GRE practice, and ESL grammar
Alan Ray, who joined UNH as vice provost for Academic Affairs in
August, 2004, assumed the position of senior vice provost July
1, 2006. Since his appointment, Ray has acquired a complex and
growing portfolio including oversight responsibility for the Discovery
Program, the Honors Program, the University Writing Program, the
Center for Undergraduate Research, the Center for International
Education, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Institutional
Research and Assessment, and ROTC. In each of these areas, Ray
has provided creative and strategic leadership and helped the University
advance the goals of the Academic Plan. As the primary representative
of the provost and executive vice president, Ray exercises campuswide
authority relative to undergraduate curricula and serves as a liaison
to the System Academic Planning Council of USNH. He is currently
the provost’s lead advisor to the COLSA reorganization process.
In addition to his administrative duties, Ray teaches regularly
in the College of Liberal Arts and holds appointments as an affiliate
associate professor in justice studies, political science, and
Susan Allen, director of
financial aid, has won the NASFAA State and Regional Leadership Award. The award is
presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the financial aid
profession at the regional and state levels over a sustained period of time.
in the University of New Hampshire Magazine, written by co-associate
editor Virginia Stuart, has received a national bronze medal for
best article of the year. The article, “The Not-So-Elusive
Modern Moose: Easy to find—but a challenge to manage,” appeared
in the Spring 2005 edition of the magazine, and described how the
state’s exploding moose population is providing UNH professors
and students opportunities to study moose behavior and to test theories
of moose management. It was selected from 265 entries in the Council
for Advancement and Support of Education’s 2006 Circle of Excellence
Awards. To receive a copy of the article or to be placed on the subscription
list, call (603) 862-2040 or (800) 891-1195, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write UNH Magazine, Elliott Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road, Durham,
Olshansky, director of the Center for the
Advancement of Art-Based Literacy at UNH presented at the 51st International Reading Associationís (IRA)
Annual Convention in Chicago, Ill. April 30-May 4. More than 400 teachers from across the country attended
the presentation to learn more about Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image-Making
Within The Writing Process, two art-and-literature-based literacy programs developed by Olshansky.
These two innovative approaches to literacy learning give students access to visual and kinesthetic
modes of thinking at each and every stage of the writing process. Participants at the conference were
able to view Picturing Writing and Image-Making first hand via a new DVD created by Olshansky and
review the research which documents dramatic improvement in studentsí reading and writing, particularly
for at-risk students. A variety of teacher-training options will be available during the summer months.
For more information about these programs, visit www.picturingwriting.org or call Liz Arcieri at 2-3691.